This February Osprey Games will be publishing Sakura, a tactical game from Reiner Knizia. In this 2-6 player game, players take on the roles of painters trying to get as close as they can to the Emperor as he walks through the Imperial Gardens so they might have a chance to paint his picture. Aspiring artists beware though, if you accidentally bump into the emperor, you’ll surely earn his wrath!
With an element of push your luck, each player must simultaneously decide how far to move both their character and the Emperor. Whoever is the closest to the emperor when he reaches the cherry blossoms (without stepping on his toes) wins. Expect to see Sakura hitting the shelves for $30.00 on February 22nd.